History of camera-less animation:
This video also has a great explanation for how flipbooks work!
‘Customers Wanted’ -Popeye
Great figures in film animation history:
Emile Cohl vs J. Stuart Blackton
How A Mosquito Operates- DVD
Film = 24 fps (usually)
Video = 29.97 fps (round up to 30)
Old time ‘flickers’ ran at about 18 fps (depending on the artistry of the projectionist)
Netflix is derived from:
Net = Internet
flix = flickers
Gerald McBoing Boing 7 minutes 1950
Shooting on 2’s and what the heck does that mean?
24 frames of film = 12 drawings, thus two frames per image = shooting on 2’s
Things we viewed that are probably too hard to find anywhere else:
Changes by Genndy Tartakovsky (aka Dexter’s Lab)
The Whoop-Ass Girls by Craig McCracken (aka The Powerpuff Girls)
Words to live by (if you’re an animator!):
1. Squash and Stretch
2. Action and Reaction
3. Antici… pation
4. Path of Action
5. Straight Ahead (animation)
1. Finish your flip books- you need at least 50 drawings (don’t forget to number them!).
2. Think about your ‘5 words’ and if you come up with the perfect definition- write it down.